L. A. ADVenture Rides

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Computer still down. Probably need a new hard drive.:cry
  2. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    The Husky is almost ready for her first camping trip! :clap
  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    wolfman tank bag, gl coyote and a med ortlieb work for me. altogether, the total weight is about 80 lbs.

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  4. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Don't need 80 #'s you pucker.

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  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    no duffle bag. LOL....you'll freeze off your butt.....:lol3


    these 2 survived the freezing temp in carrizo

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  6. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Cazadores will rule the evening. :lol3
  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    here's mine and mark (rode from brit columbia....:eek1) on the morning leaving my house for baja. i met mark when he posted asking for help to get mefo tires. he ended up buying them from javier, which were shipped to my house
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  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    we had a late start, and still, in honor of fudgypup, we drank some expensive coffee
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  9. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    At 80 #'s you must have crammed your girlfriend in the GL and had your buddy carry your gear. Nice work, Joel. :clap
  10. NSFW

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    mark didn't have a visa, so we have to get it at tijuana. i prefer tecate but tj in the morning on a work week is
    not too bad. it's also shorter to get to from my house (about 150 miles)
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    once we crossed tj, we rode east towards tecate. i'm impressed the cuota carreteras are clean and well maintained
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    after 70 more miles, finally.......DIRT. this is on our way to rancho santa veronica
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    mark didn't know the way, all he can do is follow
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  11. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    15 minutes in the ride we took our first break next to a little creek...:D
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    mark noticed that i have a flat...:baldy
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    that sticking metal was a pucking drill bit

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    took me 40 minutes to put a new tube, which i ended up pinching. glad i brought 2 spares. mark's klr uses a 17. this is my first flat since 2007. where is sito when you need him? by the time we get rolling it was about 4 PM and starting to get cold. the elevation there is over 3K.
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  12. NSFW

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    good thing rsv is just a few mile away. we got there before sunset
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    a good group of riders from the bay area was there for the entire holidays. one of them is an advrider
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    good move for us to get a room. cuz that night, the temp dropped to freezing temp and i brought a light sleeping bag.
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    our room has a his and his bed. me no like sleepwalkers....:roflit got so cold in that room that i slept in my sleeping bag and under the sheets. the water in the litter bottle turned icy,
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    the staff was cool, they let us parked our bikes in the hallway and outside our room
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  13. El Zorrillo

    El Zorrillo charity case

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    stopped in san clemente, eh?
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    lots of good looking wemin there tom. you lucky skunk. i think one of the employees there rides this bike.
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  15. boyfester

    boyfester Urban Explorer

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    I fun Slime in my tires. That stuff works wonders! We went through an entire cactus field once and everyone I was with that didn't have it, had a gazillion flats. When I finally changed the tire about a year later, there were a ton of green dots on the tube. Amazing stuff!
  16. NSFW

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    thursday morning was still cold, but having the sun was in our face most of the time help

    on compadre trail on our way to ojos negros @ 45 miles of big bike friendly dirt
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    some sections were sandy and.....
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    rutty
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    watch out for grazing animals whenever you see green grass
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    before the 2nd water crossing, we took another break
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  17. NSFW

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    thanks. yeah, i heard it does wonder and bought a bottle. forgot to bring it.

    it never worked for nmbmn..:lol3 and the bastard left a lot of this green mess in my backyard
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  18. NSFW

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    my famous water crossing....:puke1
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    you gotta love those water proof bags
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    electrical poles mean we're near ojos
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    i remember eating here years ago
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    parked our bikes in the rear
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    can't say no to a coke in a bottle....:clap love the tacos too
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    and mark had a hamburger....:huh:huh:huh
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    while we're eating, steve (dirt diver) showed up; they were heading west towards the pacific coast
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    on the far right is deep sea diver (ron) whom i met at last year's nOObs dv rally
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    and their bikes
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  19. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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  20. NSFW

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    we have 4 hours to make it to san felipe before sunset which is 140 miles away
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    hw3 heading sw; this part of mexico, they take care of their road very well
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    after about 50 miles in our ride, i saw this road heading towards the dry lake bed (laguna diablo). i remember this one from my map source and google earth, there's a short cut to san felipe.
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    started to be bbf
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    we saved lots of miles taking this route...:clap
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    then as we head east, the ground became a little soft....:huh
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    my first sand nap
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    then it was hard packed again....:ricky
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    but not for long.....:muutt:muutt
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